Transmission Engineer (Varies)

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33619

Company: TECO

Title: Transmission Engineer (Varies) 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days



Process and create work requests for transmission construction projects received from various sources including TEC energy delivery system expansion, governmental agencies, developers, and private entities.  The Engineer provides engineering, estimating, programming, and mapping input for the work order producing process of the Transmission Section.  


This Progression includes classifications from four levels of the Engineering Progression (Associate to Senior Engineer).  The majority of the work is performed independently.

Projects range from routine to complex.  



All Engineering Levels:
1.    Engineer and design transmission lines that are safe, economical, and adhere to accepted engineering practice and standards. Using PLS-CADD and AutoCAD prepare and issue all associated design drawings, specifications and bills of material in a professional and thorough design package. 

All Engineering Levels (Associate and Engineer I perform duties with direction): 


2.    Provide project management for assigned projects including scheduling, cost estimating, coordination and quality control. Communicate and coordinate with internal and external departments to achieve resolution of project activities. Issue all project deliverables in a timely manner in order to support administrative, procurement, and construction activities. 


3.    Perform other duties as required. 


Engineer II – Principal Engineer:
4.    Provide support, advice and training to design and support staff as required to assist in the proper discharge of their duties. 


May have direct responsibility for one or more professional or paraprofessional employees on a project assignment basis


Key Internal:  Contact with professional and paraprofessional personnel at levels ranging from management to entry level. Interaction includes providing, requesting and/or receiving information required to accomplish tasks, to resolve design and/or construction problems/issues, and in consultation for such.


Will interact with personnel in the following organizations:

ED T & D Operations, ED Financial Services, ED Substation & Meter Services, ED Grid Operations Support & Planning, ED Grid Operations, ED Purchasing & Contracts, ED Engineering & Field Services, ED Construction Services, ED Standards, ED Line Clearance, ED Skills Training, Safety & Industrial Health, ED Environmental, Customer Services, Telecommunications Engineering, Real Estate Services, Legal Services, Corporate Communications, and Community Relations.
Key External: Interacts with state, county and municipal officials, railroad officials, environmental permitting agency representatives, developers and their agents, architectural and engineering firms, gas/water/communication utilities, home owners associations, customers, other governmental agencies, contractors, transmission equipment manufacturers and vendors and others as necessary.  


QUALIFICATIONS (Applies to All levels)
Required:    Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Electrical, Civil, Industrial, Mechanical or Chemical) from an ABET accredited college program is required
Preferred:    An Electrical or Civil Engineering degree; Florida licensed Professional Engineer    


Required:     None Required
Preferred:     Florida licensed Professional Engineer


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA) 
Required:    The ability to calculate forces acting on structures and equipment, resolve geometric and trigonometric problems to calculate geographical position and direction of forces.Familiarity with and understanding of the Tampa Electric transmission and distribution construction specifications, operations and mapping to produce designs and create estimates that encompass the expansion, relocation and maintenance of transmission facilities while appropriately considering distribution facilities.
    Must be able to work independently on complex assignments involving a wide variety of situations requiring sound judgment. 
    Requires familiarity with TEC computer-based tools MSOffice, GIS, PLS-CADD, PLS-Pole, and AutoCAD to efficiently complete day-to-day assignments.
    Must be able to communicate effectively both through oral communication and formal written correspondence.
    Requires accessing energized substations for inspection purposes after being trained.

Preferred:    None


Employee is required to work in clear to stormy, hot or cold weather while upon both improved and unimproved terrain. Occasional overtime is required.


Employee is required to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle off-road, repeatedly exit and enter a high sitting vehicle, and open and close gates using 100 pounds of force in clear to stormy, hot or cold weather while upon both improved and unimproved terrain. It is required that the employee be able to tape measure off of physical features in the landscape and with a five-pound hammer drive 4’ wood lathes to mark pole locations.
A combined maximum of one year of work experience credit may be granted for co-op work experience, an advanced degree, and/or a PE license.


Associate Engineer
Works under close supervision; receives specific and detailed instructions as to required tasks and results expected; performs a variety of routine tasks which should provide experience and familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, practices, procedures and programs of the Company; usually assumes no responsibility for direction of others.


Required:    None 
Preferred:    Minimum of 1 to 2 years of related work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position, including PLS-CADD and AutoCAD experience, understanding of engineering, construction, and operation of transmission systems.


Engineer I
Performs routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks; receives close supervision on new aspects of non-routine assignments; using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer; may have minor responsibility for training, orientation or assigning of work to other employees; may schedule/coordinate projects with supervision and review; prepare engineering analyses, write specifications and reports as directed. 


Required:    Minimum of 18 months of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position; or 12 months of related experience with the successful passing of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Preferred:    Minimum of 3-4 years of work experience related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position, including PLS-CADD and AutoCAD experience, understanding of engineering, construction, and operation of transmission systems.


Engineer II 
Qualifications for this level shall include sustained demonstrated sound knowledge in a functional work area with an expected or higher degree of performance. Should have demonstrated knowledge of policies and work procedures within the Company. Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications; may have significant role in training, orientation, assigning work or supervising other employees; may receive assistance and/or guidance on unusual problems; may have limited authority for performing work on an individual basis with quasi-supervisory responsibility over other employees as may be assigned; may prepare engineering analyses, specifications and reports on an independent basis.
Required:    Minimum of 4 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.


Senior Engineer
Must have demonstrated above expected performance in the Engineer II classification, sound knowledge of functional area of work and advanced engineering concepts and their interactions and relationships to total Company operation, and eligibility to become a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. Approval by the business unit Vice President is required.
Required:    Minimum of 8 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position and eligibility to become a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Principal Engineer
The Senior Consulting Engineer will be expected to continue technical development and growth and may supervise a staff of engineers or technicians. Supervision received is essentially administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits. Recognized as a company-wide expert in the respective field of study. 


Required:    Professional Engineer license in the State of Florida


Required:    Minimum of 12 years of experience as an Engineer performing work related to the Duties & Responsibilities of this position.
Preferred:    Eight years of transmission related experience


Additional Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Required:    Must have demonstrated above expected performance as a Senior Engineer, with demonstrated technical proficiency in transmission line design, construction and operation, including areas such as foundation design and remediation, Electric and Magnetic Field (EMF) or transmission line rating methodologies.  Membership and participation in technical or professional organizations is expected.
Preferred:     None



Safety Health & the Environment

Develops People and Teams

Builds Strong Collaborative Relationships

Cultivates and Embraces Change

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers




TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ADA policy
It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations
Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 



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